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@JustInTheSouth @BrandonPDuncan (You can tell you're in marketing---branding, lol. I do it too.)
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2 months, 2 weeks ago on Real Men Admit When They Are Wrong
Wow. You are a very good writer. Very moving story.
Yep, yep, and yep.
All great advice and much of it I simply never followed (or followed in the best way.) So, I simply did the right thing for me and what I do online and just shucked the platform. Seems a little drastic, but when you look at "best practices" like you have above and seem to be doing it all for the wrong reasons, it's time to re-evaluate whether or not it's the right platform to be using.
Se la vi. It was fun at first. I'll stick to a mix of FB, G+ and Pinterest. They all serve distinct purposes and are still "fun" for me to use. My mantra (for everything but my day job, that is) starting this year is simple---if it's not fun for me, I'm not doing anymore. This way I know my heart is in it and that always gets the best responses.
For those of you just starting out on Twitter, DO. YOUR. RESEARCH. It's an interesting platform that can make you a mint or miserable. Best of luck! :)
5 months, 2 weeks ago on The State of Twitter, 2013
Oh, lord, if we have to start sharing our dumb dad moments, I have some WHOPPERS.
In all seriousness, the disservice would come if we only shared the good, didn't vent a little, and staged our cookie-cutter, Stepford family stories on this site.
Damn that. I prefer to connect with our readers, be real, and if it takes one of us telling a bonehead story for another parent to pay attention to what they are doing and possibly not make a similar mistake? Good for all of us!
7 months, 4 weeks ago on A Disservice
@JPRennquist Coffee grounds and vaseline? That's a new one on me. I will certainly add that to my "bags of tricks" (pun very much intended.)
My latest conversation: Stores doing layaway for Christmas
7 months, 4 weeks ago on How do You Halloween?
Honestly, I have lasting memories of the first cheap, hard plastic-and-rubber-band, store-bought masks. When they broke, you had to watch for pinching and scraping, and the rubber bands would rip out near handfuls of hair if you took them off too quickly. Regardless, they were fun memories.
Now, however, I find that the home-made styles are much more awesome. You can create, mix, match... the combinations are endless and the memories everlasting. About ten years ago we even started doing our own trick or treat bags again, just for the durability and cost.
Bottom line---homemade is better by a mile and way more fun.
My latest conversation: Stores doing layaway for Christmas
@JamesHudyma @dadblunders Check out Dollar Shave Club. They have it going on over there. Plus their commecerial (on the website) is hilarious.
8 months ago on To Shave or Not to Shave?
Ah, in my late teens to mid-twenties, I had the goatee and stache combo. (I also had long hair in various forms, two earrings, and a fairly decent physique...)
Now? I can only grow hair on leave and I CAN'T STAND IT! Good thing is, neither can my wife, so it works out, lol.
I do still threaten to grow a big bushy beard when I retire, but it won't happen. :)
I'm not gonna lie, I didn't get over myself until I was about 26. By that time, all of our kids were already born. (We have a "hers, mine, and ours" situation...) Now? I can't imagine what I would have been like now or when I turn 40 (another 4 years.)
When I do think about "what would have been had I not..." I simply divert my mind to "you wouldn't have any of them..." and I move on, enjoying the fact that I am a dad.
My latest conversation: To Shave or Not to Shave?
8 months ago on Planned Parenthood?
My wife and I have had similar discussions. Early on in our relationship, we were both damn near broke, so we both worked. She made more than I did (which I was nowhere near threatened by) and we made do.
Our youngest was born, which forced her out of the workplace but we STILL made do.
Once I joined the military, things got a lot easier on us, but we were still just above the US poverty level. We discussed her going back to work, but only if she truly wanted to. With the little ones' school schedules and the fact that she would only be able to work part-time, we decided that it just worth her working to pay for someone else to watch the kids.
Today, none of the kids need daycare, but we still hold to the "do what you want" mentality. If she wants to work, fine. If not, that's fine too.
I'd love to stay at home, but it just doesn't make sense to work things that way. Maybe that's the trick to it all is deciding who it makes the most sense for to be in the workplace?
8 months ago on The Feminine Climax
@CandiDavis I Love Lucy is a classic! Every kids should watch it. That, and several other shows and movies that are in black and white. We always try to watch the old classic Christmas movies---White Christmas, It's a Wonderful Life...
One of my oldest daughter's favorite people is Audrey Hepburn. She loves her.
My latest conversation: Kids at the Top of the Stairs
8 months ago on Movie Nights
I'm with you on this. Thankfully, my youngest has VERY similar likes and dislikes, so I even get the pleasure of seeing her enjoy the Three Stooges, many of the cartoons I watched when I was a kid, and many of the movies.
The problem with mine is the little oddities. For instance, she LOVES E.T., but is scared absolutely to death of him---kind of bittersweet.
Do I get a gold star for not having to think about any of the movies you referenced? :)
8 months, 2 weeks ago on Mommy's Timeout
@therookiedad @ManvDadhood The only thing that makes someone a bad parent is intentionally putting their child in harm's way. I hardly think Chicken Pox counts.
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8 months, 2 weeks ago on Should parents immunize their children?
@ManvDadhood We have a similar thought process in the military with much simpler things - like wearing shower shoes. If everyone wore them, there would be no foot stuff floating around. However, not everyone does, so the rest of should. Plain and simple.
Are vaccinations safe? Not 100%, no. But, like you said, nothing is safe. Might as well add to the solution, though, not the problem.
@Sherree_W I would hold you to it, also, Sherree, but I can't even get you to approve my comments on your blog publicly. I'll settle for this, I suppose... *wink* @RaulColon
My latest conversation: Intimacy Blocks
8 months, 3 weeks ago on #vetsmatter and we should tell them so
@RaulColon I'll hold you to that handshake, Raul.
My latest conversation: Life on the Farm
:) Go you.
My latest conversation: The Sleep Routine
8 months, 4 weeks ago on #vetsmatter and we should tell them so
Good stuff, man. I dig your blog! Found it via @LittleAnimation. (On FB.)
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9 months, 1 week ago on This Was Written In The Nude
Hardly doing it wrong. You are just "doing extensive research in order to best fulfill client requests while simultaneously bringing joy, friendship, and good to those who you associate yourself with."
You're almost kinda like Santa or something! (I'm jealous... *wink*)
Do what you do. We will see ya around. :)
10 months, 3 weeks ago on I've Been Doing It Wrong